Russia Bans ALL Vegetables from Europe - New Deadly Bacteria


With the uncertainty of a new strain of deadly e. coli bacteria spreading in Europe, Russia said it is banning the import of all fresh vegetables from the European Union, an action the EU immediately called "disproportionate." The EU, which exported $853 million worth of vegetables to Russia last year, said it would seek an explanation from Moscow.

Russia said that vegetables already imported from EU countries would be seized. The chief of Russia's consumer protection agency, Gennady Onishchenko, urged his countrymen to "forgo imported vegetables in favor of domestic products."


With the uncertainty of a new strain of deadly e. coli bacteria spreading in Europe, Russia said it is banning the import of all fresh vegetables from the European Union, an action the EU immediately called "disproportionate." The EU, which exported $853 million worth of vegetables to Russia last year, said it would seek an explanation from Moscow.

Russia said that vegetables already imported from EU countries would be seized. The chief of Russia's consumer protection agency, Gennady Onishchenko, urged his countrymen to "forgo imported vegetables in favor of domestic products."